Where to Celebrate National Dessert Day

Treat yourself on National Dessert Day with these local sweet shops, which were all deemed the “Best Of Hudson Valley” by our readers and editors


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Readers named the Pastry Garden in Poughkeepsie the “Best Bakery”

October 14 is National Dessert Day (we know, we just jumped for joy, too). It’s also the eve of our Best Of Hudson Valley Party (buy tickets here) — what better way to celebrate than with a shout out to all of this year’s dessert-themed Best Of Hudson Valley winners?

Click the names of each shop to read more from our Best Of Hudson Valley issue. Shops denoted with a (*) are coming to the Party on October 15. Happy National Dessert Day, friends!🍦🍰🎉


Related: All Best Of Hudson Valley winners


Best Apple Cider Doughnuts
*Tantillo's Farm Market​ (Readers’ Choice)

Best Bakery
*The Pastry Garden​ (Readers’ Pick)

Best Cheesecake
*Cheesecake Heaven​ (Editors’ Pick)

Best Chocolate/Candy Store
*Krause's Chocolates​ (Readers’ Pick)

Best Cider Donuts
*Vera’s Marketplace & Garden Center​ (Editors’ Pick)

Best Cupcakes
*Moxie Cup​ (Editors’ Pick)

Best Dessert
Apple Pie Bakery Café​ at The Culinary Institute of America​ (Readers’ Pick)

Best Frozen Cappuccino
Samuel's Sweet Shop​ (Editors’ Pick)

Best Fudge
Udder Ideas Fudge (Editors’ Pick)

Best Ice Cream
Holy Cow Ice Cream​ (Readers’ Pick)

Best Kids’ Party for Chocoholics
*The Chocolate Studio (Editors’ Pick)

Best New Bakery
Sweet Maresa's​ (Editors’ Pick)
 

BONUS:
Love fall? Love food? Find seasonal treats — like candy apples — at these local sweet shops.

candy apples
The quintessential fall treat at Warwick’s Candy Apple Shoppe

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